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Wolper Productions

Overview
Works: 439 works in 857 publications in 2 languages and 15,862 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television mini-series  Musical films  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Children's films  Historical television programs  Juvenile works  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Production personnel, prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Wolper Productions
 
Most widely held works by Wolper Productions
Roots by Jawanza Kunjufu( Visual )

42 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 3,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War where Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation
North & south by John Jakes( Visual )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two families, the Hazards and the Mains, are geographically and ideologically separated by the U.S. Civil War. The hatred, prejudice, and greed that tear at the fabric of a nation also threaten to destroy the threads that have woven the lives of these two families together
Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl( Visual )

20 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka has a contest and hides five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. All five ticket winners get a free tour of the mysterious Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of Wonka candy. Four of the children are nasty brats who are punished by Willie Wonka with various diabolical, but funny, methods. Only Charlie, a likeable child, wins the heart of the manufacturer
I will fight no more forever( Visual )

30 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Nez Percé War of 1877, during which Chief Joseph & the Nez Percé Indians fought General Oliver Otis Howard & the U.S. Army for 108 consecutive days before finally surrendering on Oct. 8, 1877
Incredible human machine( Visual )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a variety of different photographic techniques, the program takes the viewer on a tour of the human body
Roots, the next generations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world knew Pablo Picasso's passion for canvas, color, metal and ceramics, but little was known about his other passion--women. Told from the viewpoint of his longtime mistress and mother of his children, Francoise Gilot
The exiles by Kent Mackenzie( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy Reynolds. Yvonne cooks dinner, Homer and Tommy drop her off at an "all-nite" movie and go to a bar, where they join a group on a joyride out to a hill--Hill X--and drunkenly greet the morning with tribal songs and dancing, while Yvonne sleeps in her neighbor's bed. A beautifully photographed slice of down-and-almost-out life, this is a portrait of women and men who are depressed over their diaspora, poverty, loneliness, alienation, lack of education and opportunity, and trying to escape the grip of a durable Los Angeles nightmare
The Bridge at Remagen by John Guillermin( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of an astute American general and a high-ranking German officer, torn by the conflicting demands of his country and fellow countrymen, during the last days of World War II
Search for the great apes by Christine Z Wiser( Visual )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines efforts of Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas-Brindamour to discover new facts about the life and behavior of gorillas and orangutans
Mystery gorillas ; Search for the great apes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Search for the great apes: Join Dian Fossey and Biruté Galdikas to better understand the mountain gorilla and the elusive orangutan
Strange creatures of the night( Visual )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the nighttime habits and behavior of many of Africa's animals such as bats, hyenas and lions
Welcome back, Kotter( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Sweathog Gabe Kotter returns to his alma mater, Brooklyn's James Buchanan High School to teach a new generation of Sweathogs, a group of supposedly unteachable, under-achieving and incorrigible students. They are: Vinnie Barbarino, the group's wise-cracking leader; Juan Epstein, a Puerto Rican Jew; dimwitted Arnold Horshack; and cool Freddie "Boom-Boom" Washington. Gabe tries to reach out to these students by relating his own experiences to the students, but is often hindered in his efforts by cantankerous vice-principal, Michael Woodman
Roots( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Roots, part two. Alex Haley interview episode from the "Talking with David Frost" series -- The struggle to make "Roots"--Connecting with the past -- Levar Burton's original screen test
Abraham Lincoln, trial by fire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yellowneck: This story centers on five "Yellownecks", deserters of the Confederate Army, who plan to escape to Cuba via the Florida Everglades. While traveling through the treacherous swamp, the men are faced with danger from alligators, snakes, insects and angry Seminoles. Hoping to reach the coast and a waiting boat to take them to freedom, the men race against time and battle their obstacles and each other in order to make it to safety
Chico and the man( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six episodes from the television comedy "Chico and the man", featuring the odd couple pairing of grouchy garage owner Ed and his employee, the young and outspoken Chico
Bushmen of the Kalahari by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Visual )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a visit made by filmmaker-anthropologist John Marshall to Bushmen of the Kalahari. Shows how they are adapting to cultural change, becoming herdsmen on reservation after centuries of being unrestricted hunters and good gatherers
Four days in November( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Put together from more than 8,000,000 feet of film, stills, snapshots and tapes, this film provides a brilliant story of the time surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy
Welcome back, Kotter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second season of this series includes Barbarino replacing Horshack in a school theater production, Freddie Washington becoming a smash on the radio, and the gang pitching in to help Epstein quit smoking. Mr. Kotter is there with a word of advice and a quick-witted quip for the Sweathogs as they learn both in and out of the classroom
Whales by David Clark( Visual )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close-up encounters with the blue whale and follows the humpbacks, right whales, orcas and dolphins
 
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David L. Wolper Productions

Wolper Productions, Inc

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English (211)

Spanish (11)

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Willy Wonka & the chocolate factoryRoots, the next generationsWelcome back, KotterChico and the man